Transforming Powerlessness into Power: Emancipatory Practices for Healing Trauma in Activists and other Woke Folks
Co-Sponsored with Seattle University School of Social Work
Visiting Seattle from Atlanta, Georgia, licensed clinical social worker Vanessa Jackson, MSW will
explore the importance of “power literacy” when working with
marginalized communities and their allies. She will offer attendees a
framework of the Seven Healing Questions to support exploration into how
power impacts our functioning, our relationships and our capacity to
maintain a state of emotional well-being.
About the PresenterVanessa Jackson, LICSW is Soul Doula and owner of Healing Circles, Inc., a personal and professional development consulting practice. Ms. Jackson earned a Master Degree from Washington University-George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Ms. Jackson is the author of In Our Own Voice: African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems and Separate and Unequal: The Legacy of Racially Segregated Psychiatric Hospitals, monographs on the history of African-American psychiatric experiences , Surviving My Sister’s Suicide: A Journey Through Grief in Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family (Monica McGoldrick and Froma Walsh, Eds.), Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Feminist Reflections on Therapy with Low-wage Earning Women in Psychotherapy with Women: Exploring Diverse Contexts and Identities ( Marsha P. Mirkin, et al ,Eds.) and Families of African Origin: An Overview with L. Black in Ethnicity and Family Therapy, 3rd Edition ( Monica McGoldrick, et al, Eds.) . She co-edited a book, Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services with Elaine Pinderhughes, MSW and Patricia Romney, Ph.D. on power in clinical and community settings. Ms. Jackson’s passion is supporting activists in creating healthy and balanced lives. She offers an Activists Assistance Program to provide politically conscious and clinically sound counseling and healing workshops to Atlanta-area feminist/queer/social justice non-profit organizations.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:30 am- Registration Opens
9:00am- Conference Begins
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Session
Early pricing ends October 1st!
WSSCSW General Members: $125/$155
WSSCSW Associate Members: $50/$80
SU Social Work Students: Free (contact SU SW office for registration code)
CEU's Offered, included in the price: 5.0
Seattle University- Campion Ballroom (Campion Residence Hall)
914 E. Jefferson St.